You Are Wonderful Card ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Ahhh … it’s officially the weekend and I have a beautiful card to share with you today because You Are Wonderful. Simple to make but wonderful to look at! I pulled out an old technique to help me create a little more drama on my card. Have I got your attention yet? lol Let’s take a look ….

Do you recognize the old technique? Of course you do … simply stamping color on color to create your own background / design. I’m using Melon Mambo as my card base and the card front which is stamped and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Next, I added a swatch of the beautiful Hues of Happiness Designer Series paper (2″ x 4″) and matted that with Basic Black to really make it pop on my card. The greeting comes from our Happiness Abounds Bundle and was stamped in Tuxedo Black Momento Ink.

A few Matte Black Adhesive Dots are used to embellish the card and tie it all together nicely. I absolutely love this suite, it is so versatile and the dies coordinate with the designer paper so some of the flowers can be die cut … put your scissors away! lol If this isn’t in your craft room yet … let someone know “what” YOU want for Christmas!

I want to Thank You today for stopping by today.

Enjoy your weekend.

Here is today’s supply list … you can click on any image for more information on that product or to start shopping. Thank you.

FUN FOLD: Accordion Z-Fold Birthday Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

So, how many of you tried the easy, breezy Basic Z-Fold Card I shared yesterday? Which of the three options did you try? Ready to step it up?? Today I’d love to share this beautiful card with you that is enhance with the Accordion Z-Fold.

For my birthday card I used the Hues of Happiness Designer paper …

I began with my Night of Navy card base and the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper … You can see that I have used the coordinating dies to cut the floral pieces for the front. I will share measurement below so your can try out this car too.

Measurements: Card Base: (Night of Navy) 5-1/2″ x 11″ scored at 1-3/4″, 3-1/2″, 5-1/4″ and 7 on the 11″ side. Hues of Happiness and white embosses panels on accordion: 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″, DSP on inside: 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″, Folded mechanism: Night of Navy – 3″ x 6″ scored at 3″ on 6″ side and (3) White squares 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″, Night of Navy mat for the white inside is cut 3″ square and will be placed onto the designer paper as shown. Use the alignment tip that I shared in yesterday’s video.

I used the Painted Texture embossing folder on the two white panels on the inside of the card. Greetings were stamped from the Happiness Abounds bundle in Night of Navy… and to complete my card, I added a few Iridescent Rhinestones. Who doesn’t love a little sparkle?

I hope you have time this weekend to play with these fun folds that I have shared in the past two days. Have fun and enjoy!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Here is a list of supplies used for today’s Fun Fold Accordion Z-Fold Card …

From One 12 x 12 Designer Paper to 8 Beautiful Cards!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

If you’ve been following me the past few days, you know that I took one 12 x 12 sheet of Designer paper and turned it into 8 beautiful cards. Today I will be showing you step by step how I did my cutting with a quick video! Then you will get to see the four remaining cards.

Don’t you love how simple that is … and this is perfect for creating multiple cards in a short period of time. My first card I kept very simple ….

Basic White cardbase with an 5-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ Balmy Blue mat. My greeting comes from the Paradise Palms stamp set and is punched with the Double Oval punch.

The second card …

Same dimensions on this card, however I used a Granny Apple green mat and Polished Pink ink, cardstock and ribbon. Don’t you just LOVE coordination!!! I brought in the Layering Circle dies to my sentiment and then added the Iridescent Rhinestones.

The third card is stepped up a bit …

I used the leaves die to create texture and a cool background for my floral piece … I matted the designer paper with Polished Pink and then a Granny Apple Green background. My granddaughters love this color combination. I also used the Iridescent Rhinestones on this card. My sentiment … that comes from the Happiness Abounds.

For my fourth and last card I wanted to show you that you can stamp directly onto the designer paper …

I also stamped directly onto the card base to create some depth and interest to the card. The leaves come from the Happiness Abounds as does the greeting. The mat and cardbase are Merry Merlot … it truly changes the look of the card and gives it a beautiful deep look. I completed my card with the white ribbon and Brass Butterflies.

My purpose for sharing this with you, is to inspire you to cut that beautiful designer paper AND how to take one 12 x 12 sheet of Designer paper and turned it into 8 beautiful cards.

Thank you so much for joining me today ~

Simple Layouts to Stunning with the Hues of Happiness Suite

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m so happy to share last night’s LIVE with you and my two “finished” cards! lol I did find all my adhesive … under my laptop! Who put that there … LOL!! Oh my gosh, sometimes I can’t believe myself.

I’ll be sharing a simple layout that you can use as inspiration to create beautiful cards using the Hues of Happiness Suite … it’s time to cut into that designer paper!

Let’s watch the video first, ready? Let’s Get Started ….

My Very Vanilla card has a card base of 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ then scored and folded at 4-1/4″ and we are creating in the vertical / portrait orientation. The card front is 4″ x 5-1/4″ and embossed with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. I did pop the entire card front up to create a little drama! You’re going to love it …

You can see I also layered the die cut flowers around our “Brushed Gold” specialty paper that I cut into a ring using the Layering Circle Dies. You can use any combination of colors with this layout … and the Hues of Happiness designer paper gives you many choices!

I finished off the card be embellishing it with the Gilded Gems …

The next card has the same dimensions as the first card … the Basic White card front of designer paper was also cut the same, and so was our gold ring. For this card we are using the horizontal / landscape orientation. I did this just to show you that the orientation does not have to change your layout …

I embellished with the Brass Butterflies this time and aligned them in my “triangle” layout … remember, that draws your eye around the card. I also decided to add a greeting as the white ties into the card base and balances it out. The greeting was stamped in Coastal Cabana which coordinates with the darker of the two flowers.

I love all the texture this card has … so pretty! Take a peek at the inside of the card, that is where I used that “partial” rose, remember to die cut them too and keep them to use inside the card or on your envelope.

I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and video … please feel free to share these with your friends. That is the best form of flattery!

Thank you for hangin’ out with me. Have a beautiful day.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ❤

Hues of Happiness Designer Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today we are going to revisit the Hues of Happiness … this suite is so gorgeous and is designed so that we can create using a multitude of techniques and fun folds. I will be sharing more with you this week, and will be announcing a class during my Tuesday Night LIVE on my Facebook page!

I’m highlight the designer paper again today (You can see more HERE) with a great layout you can use at any time.

With some layering and two different patterns of designer paper, you can create this beautiful card with ease. The first layer is embossed with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder … I love this background as this designer paper is worthy of a painting!!

I chose the floral pattern and a “brushstroke” pattern … now you know why I embossed the back drop with the Painted Texture embossing folder. The play so well together! Each piece of designer paper is matted in black to really make it pop.

The greeting comes from the stamp set included in the bundle and I used the Everyday Label punch to trim the ends and give the mat a little twist to it. I embellished the tag and card with the Classic Mat Dots in black. Try this simple layout using the amazing Hues of Happiness Designer paper or one of your favorite papers, you’ll love how easy it is, and how good it looks.

Thank you for joining me today, and I hope you join me tonight on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page for a LIVE demonstration!

Have a great day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank You ❤